Friday, October 31, 2008

Deconstructing Marie

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Because my statcounter is telling me tons of you are trolling the internet in search of Marie Antoinette costume details, I figured I'd share the sourcing for my favourite Halloween get-up from last year. It may not be historically accurate (short skirt much?), but this Marie costume was still cheaper than renting a real full-length reproduction, plus I can keep it forever and ever!

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Here are the details:

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The Renaissance Wig  is from Malabar

The dress is the Courtier Marie Costume from Theatrix

I made a custom hat-piece to add to my wig with materials from Michael's and also decorated a store-bought fan with ribbons and pearls to match the powder blue hue (the pic above isn't mine- but it's similar to what I did)

The shoes were cheap white patent slingbacks from a discount store similar to DSW and I just added blue ribbon bows by Martha Stewart to the toe.

3 comments:

Percy Chatsworth said...

I think I love you and your Marie-Antoinette costume-putting together abilities!

-Pasquale

Anonymous said...

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/10/homemade_headless_marie_a.html

kay* said...

so cute jess! and how crafty are you!?!? loves it.